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Jack Robertiello

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Jack Robertiello

Frequently writing and consulting about spirits, Jack Robertiello also judges at events including the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the International Rum Fest, and Spirits of Mexico.

Norwegian Cruise Lines Article
Cruising Toward Wine Success   June 21, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Norwegian Cruise Lines, the winner of this year’s VIBE Vista award for best wine program among Hotels, Cruise Lines and Casinos, took the advice of one of the country's best-known women in wine when they tweaked their program.

Rum Cocktail Blog
Rum's Real Flavors   June 11, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

What growth there is in the rum category seems to be coming from spiced and flavored brands. Why don't Americans get how tasty real rum is?

Red Robin Article
Beer Cocktails In Cool Cans   June 10, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Red Robin's recent effort to create signature beer cocktails may not be earth-shaking, but they are a start.

Ruth's Chris Steak House Article
Ruth's Chris Profits From Wine Dinners    June 10, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

The upscale steak house chain took home the 2013 VIBE Vista award by making wine dinners hot once again.

Highball Glasses Blog
The Time Is Right For Long Drinks   May 28, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Summer means thirstier patrons, and while most bars and restaurants rely on beer to carry the weight, long drinks are where the creativity and money are!

Wine Institute Article
"Green" Wine Makes Great Sense   May 28, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Increasingly, new studies confirm that wine drinkers show that they care more than average consumers about environmental issues, specifically sustainable and organic practices. Does your wine list reflect that?

royal caribbean Article
Royal Caribbean Sails Into Beer Sales   May 28, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

The cruise line's upgraded beer program has helped them stand out among competitors, and for it they took home the 2013 VIBE Vista award for Best Hotel, Cruise Line or Casino Operators beer program.

Batched Cocktail Blog
High-Volume Drink Making Is A Batch   May 14, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

It’s always been an industry plague, the wait for service at busy hours. But help may be on the way, as serious drink makers have tackled this problem by advancing batching methods.

Wine Article
Is It Time To Start Raising Prices?   May 13, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Restaurant beverage professionals looking for signs of life and growth have new info that should brighten their day.

Yard House Article
Yard House Offers Beer Drinkers Endless Options   May 13, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Just carrying many beers isn't enough to make a restaurant beverage program stand out. Yard House won the VIBE Vista award this year not only for that ever-changing array of brews, but for smartly offering to mix it up and give guests service size options.

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